Information Systems is part of Karlstad Business School. The discipline includes technical, financial, and educational aspects of information systems.
Marie-Therese Christiansson and Peter Bellström new associate professors.
Marie-Therese Christiansson, the Vice Head of School at the Karlstad Business School, is now also associate professor in information systems, a subject she has served for two decades. Peter Bellström has also been part of the information system group for many years. Now Peter is taking the step up to associate professor. Read the whole article about Marie-Therese Christiansson, Read the whole article about Peter Bellström (Only available in Swedish)
Four human conditions needed for the successful introduction of digital business
The degree of commitment and proactive action from all the people and stakeholders involved affects how successful a digital business implementation will be. It is also directly linked to how successful the use of the new system will be perceived. Read the complete article by Odd Fredriksson here.
CriseIT: Sprint competition resulted in bachelor thesis
Patrik Pedersen participated in an ideation sprint arranged jointly by Karlstad University and Drivhuset (for student start ups) within the Interreg project CriseIT. Patrik was a member of the winning (interdisciplinary) team and has built on this to his bachelor thesis; more (in Swedish).
Malin Wik elected to IRIS board
Research student Malin Wik from Information Systems at Karlstad University is elected for two years as Swedish PhD-student representative in the IRIS board- Information Systems Research in Scandinavia.
Odd Fredriksson defended his doctoral thesis
Odd Fredriksson from Information Systems defended his doctoral dissertation at the Stockholm School of Economics at a public defence 9th of June.
Tomas Gustavsson wrote the 2020 project manager book
The Project Manager Book of the Year award has been nominated by the Swedish Project Forum since 2008 and must be written by a Swedish author. The 2020 assessment included 10 books and Tomas Gustavsson won for the second time. https://www.kau.se/hhk/nyheter/2020-ars-projektledarbok-skrevs-av-handelshogskolans-tomas-gustavsson (Swedish)
Two PhD Student positions in Information Systems
One position in eHealth, deadline July 21. One position in CriseIT (ICT for crisis preparedness) school Management and IT: deadline August 04;for the latter proficiency in Swedish/Norwegian is required.
CriseIT demonstrated for partners
Last year, just before the corona restrictions, CriseIT arranged a Demo Exercise with Norwegian and Swedish participants. This year, the demo was all digital, with asynchronous modules preceding synchronous ones and different types of injects were discussed in a video conference. criseit.org
SEMINAR with Petter Falk
Petter Falk, research student in Political Science, provokes under the headline "Reassembling the Citizen (Or does using the app for Social Security make me a cyborg?)" Zoom at 14:14-15:00. See also his recent chapter "Towards a Public Sector Data Culture: Data as an Individual and Communal Resource in Progressing Democracy".
CRISEIT PRESENTED TO MSB
The Interreg project CriseIT 2 is now in its last year. This year started by a presentation before some 40 teachers and administrators from the national agency for contingencies, MSB. This meeting was followed up by a workshop in March about digital support for tabletop exercises. https://www.criseit.org/about-criseit/
CRISEIT EXERCISED WITH LOCUM
Two organisations within Locum, a property manager of several hospitals, had the opportunity to practice the concept for exercising that has been developed by CriseIT. These two exercises combined this concept with simultaneous video conferencing. Prof. John Sören Petersson and security manager Anders Gidrup tell about the co-operation in this interview (in Swedish). https://www.kau.se/hhk/nyheter/criseit-2-hjalper-foretag-ova-pa-kris-under-pandemin
PUBLIC DEFENCE: Tomas Gustavsson defended his dissertation
Tomas Gustavsson successfully defended his dissertation "Inter-team Coordination in Large-scale Agile Software Development Projects" with Prof. Pär Ågerfalk as opponent on December the 4th, 2020.
SEMINAR: Günter Alce brings latest research news on IoT and Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality
Dec 1, 13:15-14:15 Zoom. After his student seminars in ISAD19, Günter will hold a research seminar for us (this time we will not be in the fika room for Covid reasons, as the master students are also invited to the research seminar).
SEMINAR: Erik Perjons presents the book ”An Introduction to Design Science”
Nov 24, 13:15-15:00 Zoom. Third lecture of ISAD22: Erik Perjons, DSV, presents his and Paul Johanneson's book ”An Introduction to Design Science”.
BOOK RELEASE: Marie-Therese explains process modelling
The Swedish publisher Studentlitteratur has released Marie-Therese Christensson’s book on "methods for process orientation". With this book, practitioners and students will get access to many year's of acquired experience in the field of process oriented business development. For more information, see our research pages Process Orientation in practice.
PROJECT ASSISTANT WITHIN eHEALTH
Akhona Khumalo from South Africa, who is presently finalising her studies at our Master's programme in Information System, has now been hired on 50% to assist in eHealth reseach. She will assist in data gathering and processing as well as in research funding application.
MONIKA MAGNUSSON PROMOTED
Our latest researcher to be promoted to associate professor is Monika Magnusson.
THREE NEW EMPLOYEES AT INFORMATION SYSYTEMS
Alexander Vestin, who recently worked as assistant is now employed as junior lecturer in Information Systems. We have also employed two new assistants, Egide Lutonda and Jakob Johansson, who currently are students at the master program.
TWO NEW DOCTORS AT INFORMATION SYSTEMS
Ala Sarah Alaqra defended a dissertation in Computer Science on human factors within privacy-enhancing technologies at the end of January, and a few days later Ala began a new employment in Information Systems at the Karlstad Business School.
Already last summer Sana Rouis Skandrani was employed at KAU. Sana has a PhD from Luleå Technical University in Electronic Business with dissertation on the impact of Facebook usage on students' study results. At Karlstad University she develops a course in Business Simulation and Analytics and teaches within many courses.
Is an app the right way to guide visitors to the central Hospital in Karlstad? A new research study will try to provide an answer to that question. The study is a breakthrough for research in real location within DigitalWell. The methodology is developed at Karlstad University and for the trials a prototyping system called Ozlab is used. “It looks like an app but is controlled by a real person.
Can agile thinking contribute to greater focus on value-creating deliveries instead of being impeded by the initial demands?
AGREEMENT SIGNED WITH GITHUB
Karlstad Business School has signed a partnership agreement with Github – an online Community and subsidiary of Microsoft – to offer students and teaching staff the opportunity to cooperate and contribute to different IT projects without cost. Revision control of source code is very important in all development and management of systems. GIT is a system for revision control developed by the Linux creator Linus Torvalds.
Visiting researcher Stefan Rass will hold a guest lecture at Information Systems on Wednesday 14th of August at 13.15. Contemporary critical infrastructures exhibit a strong interdependency, with many known direct implications of impacts (such as by blackouts), but also with a considerable number of indirect implications and side-effects to consider in the overall picture.
NATIONAL MEETING IN KARLSTAD ON DEVELOPMENT OF ONLINE MEDICAL RECORDS AND E-HEALTH SERVICES
The Swedish DOME research consortium held a meeting in Karlstad June 4-5, 2019, where Information System’s Bridget Kane, Karlstad Business School, acted as host. The purpose of the DOME consortium is to build knowledge about the implementation and use of eHealth services. Its research is based on studies of e-health projects, in particular in cooperation with the parties involved in the establishment of Online Patient Records in Sweden (“Journalen”).
NETWORK MEETING AND COURSE IN CO-PRODUCTION OF KNOWLEDGE: ON DIGITIZATION, VALUE AND BUSINESS PROCESSES
Network meeting, guest lecture, part of course – and what's more, co-production of knowledge. When process orientation in practice was on the agenda, around 50 participants from different companies, organisations and Business School IT students attended the meeting. On 8 March, students and professionals spent the whole morning focusing on process orientation, digitization and how best to create value.
A new project on needs-driven research and development of methods and tools for IT-supported crisis management training was recently granted 4.8 million Swedish krona from the EU’s regional development fund Interreg.